Weekend Transformations

Sherry Jacobson and Rania Abdulla are true Daich Coatings “Weekend Warriors.” They each used our SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit to transform part of their homes in just one weekend.

            For Sherry, the change came in her kitchen. But for Rania, her project was tackling a dining room table top!

Sherry’s Kitchen

            Although her countertops were installed in 2018, Sherry Jacobson never liked them. In fact, she hated the brown color that they chose. At the time it matched her home interior. But, over the last few years, Sherry’s house has undergone some transformations. Like many people, she’s moved to a rustic farmhouse look with a focus more on gray tones.

            “I took a leap of faith and purchased the Daich Coatings countertop kit on The Home Depot website,” says Sherry, a resident of Janesville, Wisc. “I chose the Onyx Fog color to brighten up the kitchen and complement the gray tones we now have throughout our house.”

            Since Sherry and her family were “sheltering in place” during the COVID-19 restrictions, she decided to jump right into the project.

            “I started the countertop project late Friday evening and it was fully completed by Sunday!” says Sherry. “On a scale of 1 to 10, this was so easy it’s a 1. If you know how to use a paint brush and a roller, and can sand and follow instructions, this becomes an unbelievably easy experience.

            “I completed this project all by myself. And I’m proud of making this transformation take place in our kitchen!”

Rania’s Dining Room Table

            Rania Abdulla is into “upcycling” — using reclaimed items and making them work better for her home. As a blogger, she’s had lots of experience in this category. However, she’d never worked with our Daich Coatings products before.

            While she originally wanted to apply the real stone coating to her bathroom countertop, inspiration struck. She needed to solve a dilemma on how to get a new upscale look for her old dining room tabletop. That’s when Rania made the decision to give our Natural White coating a try.

            “My 13-year-old IKEA table that was pretty beat up,” says Rania. “This table had been ‘transformed’ several times over the years and was ready for upcycling.”

            Following all the instructions provided with the kit, she and her husband created an online blog tutorial of the transformation. The project proved easy, and the new tabletop gleams in their dining room.

The Canadian blogger now has the table she dreamed of, and can count herself as a “Weekend Warrior” with our Daich Coatings kit!

Easy DIY Countertop Transformation

If you think tackling new countertops as a DIY project is too hard for you, think again. Take it from influencer Michelle Felux with Breaking Down the Box. She was surprised at how easy it was to transform her countertops with our SpreadStoneMineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit.

“I expected the application would be a lot more challenging than it was,” says Felux. “When I actually started tackling this project, it was really easy to achieve the look I was going for!”

The “look” she wanted was to transform her old Formica countertops into true accents for her refurbished kitchen. Out of the 10 colors available, Felux selected the Natural White stone color. The SpreadStone is a dynamic multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock. So, along with the white base, Felux now has real stone accents in her countertop.

“On a DIY scale, I’d say this is a ‘1 or 2’ for the entire project,” says Felux. “It was really very easy. I love the shimmering mineral accents that stand out and make this countertop so unique. This product immediately changed the look of my kitchen.”

Standing Up to Family Life

For Felux, who wrote about the project in her blog, it wasn’t just about getting a new look for her countertops. It was about getting a surface that could stand up to the constant demands of family life.

“I have a toddler,” says Felux. “Sometimes she is not the nicest with our kitchen counters. However, the countertops have not chipped or warped in any way during the past few months. The Daich Coatings surface is holding up really well — to heat, liquids, stains and rough treatment!”

Easy Steps

Because Felux has a full house, she decided not to take her entire kitchen out of commission to do the project in one weekend. Instead, she tackled half one weekend, allowing the family to use the other half. Then she switched the next weekend.

Application of the product can be done in three simple steps — a stone base coat, a decorative stone coat and a stone clear top coat. The coatings create a lasting and elegant new upgrade for any room. As a bonus, the cost effectiveness of the product (priced at $125 or less on our website) makes it easy and inexpensive to change the color whenever you like to suit changes in your home’s decor in the future.

Tips from Felux

“Having some counter space available for our on-the-go family to still be able to use was critical for us,” says Felux. “In a household that’s less active, the entire project could definitely be tackled in one weekend.”

One final tip from Felux: wear a respirator when you sand the surface during the prep stage. “The dust masks do an OK job,” says Felux. “However, a respirator gives you the best fit and cleanest breathing air for the fine dust. Otherwise, you’ve got everything you need in the kit to easily transform your countertop!”

Try your hand at this easy DIY project. See the instructional video that shows how easily you too can change the look of your home’s countertops with real stone coatings!

DIY Bloggers Share Their Daich Coatings Projects

These days many people follow their favorite bloggers online regularly. We want to know what they’re wearing, where they’re going and what projects they’re tackling.

We’ve been following some of our favorite influencers too … especially as they reported on working with our Daich Coatings products!

Click the links below and you’ll find insights and reviews from bloggers who recently used our products. They offer honest feedback, tips, and thoughts that can provide you with more creative ideas for doing special Daich Coatings projects in your own home!

Rita Reviews

 – Rita Slayton-Hernandez went outdoors for her DIY project. She used our Roller Rock product in the Lava Rock color to bring new life to her dreary outdoor patio surface. https://thehousethatneverslumbers.com/diy-countertop-refinishing-before-and-after-with-daich-spreadstone-kit/

The House That Never Sleeps

 – Christa Ellis takes you step-by-step through a kitchen countertop refinishing project. InsomnoMom selected the Natural White color for her SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit. https://thehousethatneverslumbers.com/diy-countertop-refinishing-before-and-after-with-daich-spreadstone-kit/

Southern Hospitality

 – Rhoda Vickers also went outdoors to enhance her outdoor patio. She selected SpreadStone in Lake Rock to truly transform her under-deck space. https://southernhospitalityblog.com/how-to-create-faux-tile-look-on-concrete-patio/